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The ‘Great College-Yearbook Reckoning’: Why Scholars Say Blackface Images Aren’t Outliers

By Emma Pettit and Zipporah Osei
 


After racist pictures from Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s 1984 medical-school yearbook were posted online last week, Twitter has been aflame with similar photos plucked from other yearbooks. PREMIUM


 



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Rise in Dual-Enrollment Courses May Help Community Colleges, but Minority Students? Not as Much

By Katherine Mangan
 


In some cases, high-school students may make up a third of two-year colleges’ enrollment, but equity is a major concern. PREMIUM


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New Chief of California’s Virtual Community College Wants to Solve the State’s Work-Force Problem

By Terry Nguyen
 


In this role, Heather Hiles must create a new online educational model that will help students learn the job skills they need.


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